Video: Coast Guard Announces New Patrol Boat, Commandant Meets with Media

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Thad W. Allen, RADM Blore (Acquisitions), RADM Justice (Requirements) and RDML Ostebo (Engineering/Logistics) hosted a media round table on Monday to announce the award for the design and construction of the Fast Response Cutter (FRC)/Sentinel Class patrol boat to Bollinger Shipyards, inc., an $88 million contract.

The 153-foot cutter, which will be capable of speeds of over 28 knots, will be built at Bollinger’s shipyard in Lockport, La. This is a firm fixed price contract with an economic price adjustment. The approximate maximum value of this contract, if all options are exercised for a total of 34 patrol boats, is $1.5 billion over a period of between six and eight years.

The winning design is based on the Damen 4708, which has conducted operations similar to those the Sentinel Class patrol boat will perform. Using a proven (or parent craft) design, will ensure that the Coast Guard receives new patrol boats capable of performing the required missions as soon as possible.

U.S. Coast Guard video Telfair H. Brown, Sr.

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